Millions of people eagerly awaited the new PodcastOne App. The new app, recently released, promises to offer several new social functions and added features. Every new feature was designed to immerse the listener in the world of their favorite podcast show. The app is available for free on the company’s website and in app stores.
There’s a new feature for every type of listener. The biggest feature is the virtual reality videos that some podcasts will have. Other shows offer exclusive articles and photos of intriguing subjects. Also, listeners can communicate with each other via personal messages.
The one feature that has everyone excited is virtual reality. Virtual reality’s never been used on podcast shows before. PodcastOne partnered with Mandt VR to ensure that every show using virtual reality gets the highest-quality VR. Currently, there are over 1,000 virtual reality videos in the PodcastOne library.
The moment the companies worked their partnership out, Mandt VR rushed over to major PodcastOne studios. Not every studio has VR equipment, but most of them do. Some podcasts even have mobile VR equipment so that hosts can film VR footage in exotic and amazing locales.
An amazing behind-the-scenes fact is how honored Neil Mandt was to work with Norman Pattiz, founder of PodcastOne. Anyone in the media industry knows how Norman Pattiz is; he’s a legend. Getting to see Pattiz figure out a way to introduce innovative features to such a basic platform was amazing. Mandt also respects Pattiz’s embrace of new technology.
Pattiz’s done a lot more with PodcastOne than just introduce virtual reality. Back when podcasts were fairly new, his company conducted a study to determine the viability of advertising on the podcast platform. The results were promising, leading Pattiz to create the first advertising-based business model for his podcast network. Learn more: http://labusinessjournal.com/news/2015/aug/16/radio-turns-ear-demand/
PodcastOne is the most popular of all his companies. It has the most celebrity-hosted shows. Last year, Forbes recognized Pattiz for his “celebrity-infused greatest hits”. The entire article about Pattiz is four pages long and covers everything from his first job to his role at PodcastOne.
Another hugely successful company that Pattiz founded is Westwood One. Westwood One provides entertainment, talk, sports, and news shows to radio stations all over the country (http://normanpattiz.com/). He worked with some of the biggest names in media, including celebrities.